About catering on universal credits — Scope | Disability forum
Find out how to let us know if you're concerned about another member's safety.

About catering on universal credits

becky02 Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi I'm a single mother of two and I care for my mother...iv been offered a little part time job how will this affect my money 


  • becky02
    becky02 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    An I'm on universal credits 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 24,776 Disability Gamechanger

    When claiming carers allowance you can’t earn more than £123 after deductions per week. 

    What other her benefits do you claim besides the carers allowance? Maybe income support and housing benefit? If you do claim any of these the working and earning can affect the amount you can claim. 

    Before starting work I’d advise you to visit a local advice agency near you for a full benefits check.
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,180

    Scope community team

    Hi @becky02 and welcome to the community. 

    If you'll be earning under £123 a week then you can continue to claim Carer's Allowance and work. The deduction amount for your wages would depend on the rest of your Universal Credit claim and what your work allowance is. Do you have any idea what yours would be? It depends on whether you have housing or dependant children on your claim. 

    If you're earning more than £123 a week you wouldn't be able to claim Carer's Allowance but you could continue receiving the Carer's Element on Universal Credit.
    Community Manager

    Tell us how to make the community better for you. Complete our feedback form.


Do you need advice on your energy costs?

Scope’s Disability Energy Support service is open to any disabled household in England or Wales in which one or more disabled people live. You can get free advice from an expert adviser on managing energy debt, switching tariffs, contacting your supplier and more. Find out more information by visiting our
Disability Energy Support webpage.
Complete our feedback form and tell us how we can make the community better.